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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 6, 2007 12:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lyrical flubs--Deal breaker or no big Deal?

What's funny is how as DeadHeads we all "put up with" their mistakes...as has been pointed out by many of you--part of their iconoclasm, perhaps...we sacrifice the "coloring inside the lines" rigidness for those golden stretches of improvisational genius...outside of the jazz greats like coltrane and Monk, etc., no one (at least in rock) provided the impromptu moments of musical nirvana like the Dead.

It's hard for 'outsiders" to get, though...and it's tough to explain it, I think...if people are used to the 3-chord rock sound, w/pre-planned set lists and live performances that sound just like the studio albums turned up to 11, they don't understand how we can tolerate messed up lyrics, and occasional off note, or, say, Donna.

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Poster: clashcity Date: Apr 6, 2007 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Lyrical flubs--Deal breaker or no big Deal?

Playing devil's advocate here... but in a loose sense you are saying that its acceptable to screw up 8 times out of 10 because those 2 times its done right its so blissful, etc... too bad that the people who pay us for what we do aren't so kind and forgiving...